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Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building
This little treatise was written for the purpose of supplying a want felt by the author while giving instruction upon the subject. It was intended for an aid to the young Engineer, and is not to be considered as a complete substitute for the more elaborate works on the subject. The first portion of this work mentions the various strains to which beams are subjected, and gives the formul used in determining the amount of those strains, together with a few examples to illustrate their application, and also the method of calculating a simple truss. The second portion names and explains the various members of a Bridge Truss, and, by means of examples, shows the method of calculating the strains upon the various timbers, bolts, etc., as well as their proper dimensions; and gives, in addition, several useful tables. So much has been written on this subject that it is next to impossible to be wholly original, and no claim of that nature is preferred. It is simply an arrangement of ideas, gleaned from the various works of standard authorities, and modified by the author's practice, embodied in book form. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 14873
Author: Tower, G. B. N. (George Bates Nichols)
Release Date: Feb 2, 2005
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